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aver

[uh-vur]
verb (used with object), averred, averring.
1.
to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
2.
Law. to allege as a fact.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French averer < Medieval Latin advērāre, equivalent to ad- ad- + -vēr- (< Latin vērus true) + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix

misaver, verb (used with object), misaverred, misaverring.
preaver, verb (used with object), preaverred, preaverring.
unaverred, adjective


See maintain.
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aver (əˈvɜː)
 
vb , avers, averring, averred
1.  to state positively; assert
2.  law to allege as a fact or prove to be true
 
[C14: from Old French averer, from Medieval Latin advērāre, from Latin vērus true]
 
a'verment
 
n

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aver
late 14c., from O.Fr. averer "verify," from V.L. *adverare "make true, prove to be true," from L. ad- "to" + verus "true" (see very).
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